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Looking for converts? Take a look at the top ten barn conversions on sale in the Westcountry P16-17

Going, going ... Lee Flay of Stags on the hows – and whys – of buying and selling at auction P30

A venerable tradition Bracken Jelier discovers why almshouses are still needed today P42-43

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Selling Pancake Cottage

New partner for Stags

Focus on crocus

Believe it or not, there really is a Pancake Cottage on Lemon Hill in the Cornish village of Mylor Bridge. Even better, the cottage, pictured above, has come on to the market just in time for Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) next week. The one-bedroomed property is in the heart of Mylor Bridge, near Falmouth, opposite the Lemon Arms pub and within walking distance of the sheltered waters of Mylor Creek. “It’s quite unusual to find such a charming, quirky cottage on the market in this village,” says Nic Scorrer of Miller & Son’s Falmouth office. Pancake Cottage is on sale for £178,000, call 01326 311666 or visit www.millerson.com for details.

Lee Flay has been promoted to the position of partner in Stags estate agency. Lee has worked for Stags for ten years, currently heading the country property department in the Stags Tiverton office. John Seamer, senior partner at Stags, says: “Lee has a degree in Rural Estate Management and has also worked for Rendells and Savills. He is Devon born and bred and has sold property in Cornwall and Somerset. Lee understands not just estate agency but our full range of property and agricultural services.” Lee says, “I look forward to contributing to the future expansion of Stags.” Contact Lee on 01884 235705 or by email on l.flay@ stags.co.uk.

A Devon garden famed for its crocus display is open to the public both tomorrow and next Sunday. East Worlington House, near Witheridge, has thousands of spectacular crocuses which have spread over many years through the two-acre garden and into the neighbouring churchyard. The garden, owned by the HurstBannister family, has a terrace where visitors can enjoy the views down the Little Dart valley. East Worlington House (EX17 4TS) is open on tomorrow, March 2 and Sunday, March 9, from 1.30pm to 5pm. Entry is £3, children free, in aid of charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme, with cream teas on offer. Visit www.ngs.org.uk for more details.

Hot properties on the market this week Higher Ashton, Devon £725,000

Coombe Cottage is a pretty Grade II listed property with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a luxurious heated outdoor swimming pool. It is in the Teign Valley, to the west of Exeter, in a peaceful rural setting.

Agents: Wilkinson Grant, Exeter, 01392 427500, www.wilkinson grant.co.uk


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Sold for the first time in 60 years Stowleys in Porlock, Somerset, is a handsome property with eight bedrooms and lots of attractive 1920s details. It comes with 2.3 acres and has been in the same family for 60 years. Local buyers are planning a renovation project.

Sold by: Jackson-Stops and Staff, Taunton (01823 325144, www.jackson-stops.co.uk) off a guide price of £795,000

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News, Express and Echo Building, Heron Road, Sowton Business Park to arrive by Friday 14 March. Alternatively, you can email your entry to wmnproperty@ westernmorningnews.co.uk. Normal conditions apply Find out more at www.princesshay.com/treat

Holiday home for Bucks buyers Number 32 Dart Marina is a two-bedroomed apartment on the water in Dartmouth, South Devon, with lovely views. It sold very quickly to a couple from Buckinghamshire as a second home.

Sold by: Marchand Petit, Dartmouth (01803 839190, www.marchandpetit.co.uk) off a guide price of £795,000

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Sidmouth, East Devon £575,000

Balfour Manor is one of Sidmouth’s best-kept secrets – a 21-acre manor house estate right in the centre of the town. Built in 1876, it is divided into apartments, which all share the lovely grounds. This one has three bedrooms, ornate ceilings and wood panelled walls, with a handsome stone fireplace and mullion windows.

Agents: Strutt & Parker, Exeter, 01392 215631, www.struttandparker.com

Near Fowey, Cornwall £245,000

Number 14 Watersedge is a private and secluded lakeside holiday lodge in a tranquil development five miles from Fowey in South East Cornwall. It has three bedrooms and a hot tub on the decking.

Agents: Chartsedge, 01392 832446, www.chartsedge.co.uk

90 acre farm sells at auction Burrow Farm near Holsworthy in North Devon sold at auction just recently for £870,000. The property includes a character four-bedroomed farmhouse, lots of farm buildings and ring-fenced fields of 90 acres.

Sold by: Kivells (01409 259547, www.kivells.com) at auction for £870,000

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If you’re looking to spruce up your home – or yourself – for spring, then a fabulous one-night-only shopping event in Exeter is for you. On Thursday, March 27 Princesshay in Exeter is opening up after hours (from 6pm to 9pm) and there will be exclusive offers and discounts at more than 30 shops and restaurants, plus treat zones with beauty goody bags as a reward for shopping. You'll be able to indulge in relaxed shopping to get your home ready for the coming season, with everything from designer cushions to beautiful throws and lamps on offer. There will also be lots of fashion on sale for yourself, and the chance to be pampered and beautified at our style clinic. There will be competitions on the night when you can win handbags, shoes and shopping vouchers. You could even find yourself on the front of Glamour magazine. Have your picture taken on the night and take away a 6x4 inch print of your very own Glamour cover shoot. The Western Morning News has teamed up with Princesshay to offer one lucky reader and a friend the chance to win a VIP experience at this exciting event, called Treat Yourself & We’ll Treat You! The lucky winner will win two £50 Princesshay gift cards, a beauty goody bag, and a glamour photo shoot each as well as enjoying a glass of fizz and canapés together at Strada, Princesshay in an exclusive VIP area. To win this special VIP experience, simply answer this question: What magazine has Princesshay teamed up with for the Treat Yourself & We’ll Treat You! Campaign?

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WEST ALVINGTON Former Vicarage â–˛ elegant reception rooms â–˛ 7 bedrooms in the main house â–˛ 2 bedroom ground floor flat â–˛ delightful 18th Century windows â–˛ charming landscaped gardens â–˛ paddock and woodland â–˛ quiet secluded location â–˛ EPC Rating D Guide Price ÂŁ1,795,000

Web Ref: 68161

Kingsbridge Office

ERMINGTON Magical rural location â–˛ well presented 4 bedroom house â–˛ 5 star holiday cottage â–˛ possibility of further development subject to planning consent â–˛ set in approximately 3.8 acres â–˛ beautiful grounds and lake â–˛ abundance of wildlife â–˛ EPC Ratings C and D Guide Price ÂŁ925,000

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NETHERTON, NR KINGSBRIDGE Detached 5 bedroom house â–˛ modern open plan living â–˛ 3 bedroom annexe â–˛ stables and yard â–˛ outbuilding and garaging â–˛ approximately 4.5 acres of land â–˛ rural location â–˛ 4 miles from Kingsbridge â–˛ outstanding gardens â–˛ ideal family property â–˛ income potential â–˛ EPC Ratings: House - D The Gatehouse - B Guide Price ÂŁ1,400,000

Web Ref: 70169

Totnes Office

ASHPRINGTON Grade II listed 3 bedroom cottage â–˛ detached 1 bedroom linhay annexe â–˛ abundance of period features â–˛ 200 yards of water frontage â–˛ water meadow â–˛ south facing location â–˛ garage and ample parking â–˛ walled boundary creating privacy â–˛ idyllic sunny terrace â–˛ income potential â–˛ EPC not required Guide Price ÂŁ875,000

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WEMBURY Light spacious 6 bedroom property â–˛ finished to high standard â–˛ set in stunning location â–˛ wonderful gardens and land extending to approximately 5.74 acres â–˛ half a mile easy walk to Wembury Beach â–˛ wonderful views from the property over gardens and grounds â–˛ an array of wildlife â–˛ for yachting Mount Batten Marin is only 4 miles away â–˛ EPC Rating C Guide Price ÂŁ1,150,000

Web Ref: 74447

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NOSS MAYO Views over the Yealm estuary â–˛ 4 bedroom detached â–˛ 3 reception rooms â–˛ versatile and contemporary accommodation â–˛ private gardens â–˛ paddock â–˛ planning permission for workshop/boat house â–˛ village location â–˛ excellent access for A38 and Plymouth â–˛ excellent local facilities â–˛ EPC Rating D Guide Price ÂŁ875,000

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HARLESTON, NR KINGSBRIDGE Detached 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property â–˛ rural location â–˛ walking distance of Slapton Sands â–˛ beautiful gardens with specimen trees â–˛ approximately 27 acres of land â–˛ range of outbuildings â–˛ garaging and parking â–˛ potential for further development â–˛ 4 miles from Kingsbridge â–˛ 3 ponds â–˛ vegetable gardens and fruit cages â–˛ private location â–˛ EPC Rating D Guide Price ÂŁ1,100,000

Web Ref: 77561

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DIDWORTHY, DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK An impressively proportioned 5 bedroom house â–˛ charming 3 bedroom annexe â–˛ income potential â–˛ located on Dartmoor National Park â–˛ detached building housing - swimming pool, snooker room and gymnasium â–˛ garage â–˛ extensive gardens and grounds â–˛ easy access to A38 â–˛ private secluded location â–˛ EPC Rating E Guide Price ÂŁ995,000

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10 property of the week

This happy home has so much to offer This week’s star property is up for sale for the first time in 17 years, and offers a superb family lifestyle. Woodley Grange was built in 1911 for a successful brewer in Torquay. It is a handsome and spacious Arts and Crafts-style four-bedroomed home set in nearly an acre of gardens. “We used to live about 100 yards away,” explains the current owner Lawrence, who lives here with his wife Judith. “Back then we were in our forties and had four children at home. So we jumped at the chance to buy a property that had so much to offer for the family. “Not only is there a wonderful indoor swimming pool and sauna, we also have a safe, enclosed garden, a full-sized snooker room, a gym, lovely terrace, hot tub and so much more. We’ve put in a modern country-style farmhouse kitchen with range and granite worktops, and the living room is nearly 60ft in length.” Lawrence and Judith know a thing or two about property, having worked

The whole house is in superb condition in the property business for many years. Today, they find their lives have moved on and they are planning a major change of lifestyle.

Becky Sheaves discovers a handsome property in Torquay, perfect for all the family “Our four children have all flown the nest, and have settled in Australia and the Middle East,” explains Lawrence. “We now have three grandchildren in Australia and of course we want to be near them, and our children too. It is a chance for us to look after our grandchildren and, more importantly, for our children to look after us!” To this end, the couple have bought a house in Australia and plan to emigrate there. This decision is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for one of the very best houses in this area. Woodley Grange is within walking distance of the sea and shops, with a very high standard of decoration and facilities throughout the property. “The house comes with a new three-car garage, plus the drive can easily accommodate six or more cars

About the area St Marychurch: Woodley Grange is on the eastern edge of Torquay in St Marychurch, a pretty little town with a pedestrianised centre, and with lots of independently owned boutiques and cafes. Out and about: St Marychurch is just a short walk from the iconic redstone cliffs and beach of Babbacombe, and within a stone’s throw of Torquay Golf Course. Eat out: Visit The Cary Arms at Babbacombe. It has seen major investment in recent years, which has transformed it into a soughtafter destination boutique hotel and restaurant.

Days out: Bygones in St Marychurch is a unique attraction, with three floors of historical artefacts including a life-size recreation of a Victorian high street. Nearby Babbacombe Model Village is also a charming day out for all the family. Best beaches: Unspoilt Oddicombe Beach lies at the foot of the red cliffs here, a short distance from the house. To save on walking, the beach can be reached by a unique Edwardian funicular railway running up and down the cliff. Yachting: Torquay Harbour is home to many glamorous craft of all sizes.


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Woodley Grange is an enchanting Arts and Crafts-style four-bedroomed home set in nearly an acre of gardens. It has all ingredients of a superb family home, including a swimming pool and there is plenty of room to move them around,” says Lawrence. “There are electric gates, a full security alarm system and the whole house is in excellent condition.” The property also lends itself to generating an income or accommodating an extended family. It comes with a self-contained apartment with its own staircase that can either be incorporated into the main house or kept separate. Situated on Trumlands Road, the house is within easy walking distance of the charming pedestrianised high street of St Marychurch, where you will find bistros, cafes and shops. “It’s perfect for a stroll out for a coffee and to buy the paper,” says Lawrence. A further ten-minute walk will take you to the beach, with Torquay Golf Club and the sea front at Babbacombe all within strolling distance. The house has more than 6,000 sq ft of accommodation and is full of highquality details such as stone fireplaces, wood panelling and ornate cornice work. It is undoubtedly an enticing prospect for house hunters. Follow Becky on twitter @BeckySheavesWMN

33 Trumlands Road, Torquay, Devon Offers over £1 million Property: Top quality Arts and Crafts Edwardian house in Torquay with four bedrooms, self-contained apartment, indoor pool, snooker room, triple garage and an acre of gardens Location: On one of Torquay’s best roads, within easy walking distance of the St Marychurch shops and cafes, as well as Torquay Golf Course, Babbacombe and Oddicombe beach. Accommodation: Master and guest suite, two additional bedrooms, selfcontained apartment with its own staircase, impressive reception hall, 60 ft living room, formal dining room and large country kitchen. Leisure complex of indoor pool and sauna, full-sized snooker room, gym. Outside: An acre of established, private gardens, triple garage, workshops, terrace, hot tub Agents: Country and Waterside, Exeter, 01392 660007, www.countryandwaterside.co.uk


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Oakfordbridge

Staverton

Exmouth

Wonderful period property in the Exe Valley run as a successful 5 bedroom Guesthouse with restaurant. 2 bedroom owners apartment and detached 2 bedroom self-catering cottage, gardens, orchard and woodland. EPC Band F. Web Find: 41475

A substantial 4 double bedroom, 2 bathroom, detached former coach house with stunning grounds including a well stocked and established walled garden, on the edge of Staverton village with parking, garages and a stable. Newly fitted kitchen, character features. Secluded village location. Approx 1 Acre grounds. EPC Band E. Web Find: 63324

A substantial family home with separate timber lodge, situated in a highly desirable location. 5 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite). Double garage. Gardens and woodland. EPC Band E. Web Find: 62219

Guide Price £639,500

Guide Price £635,000

Guide Price £595,000

Dulverton 01398 323174

Totnes 01803 865454

1.9 Acres

Exeter 01392 255202

Plymtree

Exeter

Crowntown

A beautiful Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse on the edge of a popular village. Entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, bedroom 5/study, utility/boot room. Lovely gardens. Detached barn. EPC Band E. Web Find: 64538

A wonderful detached family home set in half an acre with superb gardens. Arts & Crafts styled house. 3 bedrooms, loft/office room, generous living accommodation. EPC Band E. Web Find: 62482

An impressive former vicarage offering beautifully presented and exceptionally well proportioned period accommodation. 3 reception rooms, study, wonderful staircase hall, kitchen, 6 bedrooms (2 en suite). Garden. Superb rural views. EPC Band D. Web Find: 64024

Guide Price £525,000

Guide Price £515,000

Guide Price £495,000

Tiverton 01884 235705

Exeter 01392 255202

Truro 01872 264488

Slapton

Altarnun

St Germans

An individual detached property on the fringes of a favoured South Hams village adjoining open farmland at the rear. Sitting room, dining room, conservatory, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), gardens, garage & parking. EPC Band D. Web Find: 55229

Superbly presented detached period cottage with no near neighbours and rural views. 4 bedrooms (master & guest with en suite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, off road parking and gardens. EPC Band G. Web Find: 64801

A beautiful and historic detached cottage in the heart of this sought after riverside village. Approx 1375 sq ft, sitting room, dining room, bespoke kitchen with range cooker, garden room, utility room, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, gardens, garage & parking. EPC Band E. Web Find: 64272

Guide Price £435,000

Guide Price £399,950

Guide Price £350,000

Kingsbridge 01548 853131

Launceston 01566 774999

Plymouth 01752 223933

Crediton

Broadhembury

St Germans

A beautifully presented detached period farmhouse on the fringes of a Mid Devon hamlet. 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Gardens. EPC Band D. Web Find: 64855

An attractive early 20th Century 3 bedroom semi detached cottage situated in the picturesque village of Broadhembury. The property is ideal as a main or second home and has enclosed rear gardens enjoying a southerly aspect over adjoining fields. EPC Band F. Web Find: 65037

A development opportunity comprising a coach house and stables with PP for conversion, a short walk from the quay. Approximately 1500 sq ft, proposed 3 bedroom accommodation, long drive, walled courtyard garden. Web Find: 58292

Guide Price £345,000

Guide Price £315,000

Guide Price £185,000

Exeter 01392 255202

Honiton 01404 45885

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Lydacott

68 Acres

A 4 bedroom farmhouse, 1 bedroom annexe, studio or holiday apartment, range of period barns and modern buildings of over 11,000 sq ft, 68 acres of pasture and woodland. Lovely southerly views in a timeless and tranquil location. EPC Band D. Web Find: 63226 Guide Price £999,950

Musbury

Barnstaple 01271 322833

1.7 Acres

An exceptionally decorated farmhouse. Entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, snug room, study. Principal room with en suite and dressing room, 2 guest bedrooms with bathroom. An attached guest wing, detached studio, timber barn, sheds/stores, paddock and garden. EPC Band C. Web Find: 63036 Guide Price £995,000

Bridport 01308 428000

Mariansleigh

25 Acres

An imposing Georgian house with excellent equestrian facilities and two superb holiday cottages. 5 bedroom/2 reception house, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages, extensive stabling, all weather manege and further outbuildings. Outstanding views. EPC Band E. Web Find: 63827 South Molton 01769 572263

Guide Price £1,200,000

Combeinteignhead

South Zeal

A beautiful converted mill set in its own magical valley. Set in 6.5 acres with a babbling brook this property has been recently remodelled with 5 bedrooms (2 en suite). The extensive accommodation makes this a perfect family home. EPC Band E. Web Find: 64329

Superb period house with annexe, 2 residential apartments and full consent for 4 bedroom holiday home. Part thatched Devon longhouse. Annexe. Gardens & grounds. Moorland edge location. Fine rural views. EPC Band D. Web Find: 59951

An elegant country house in the heart of the desirable riverside village of Stoke Gabriel. Bountiful walled gardens, characterful period home, elegant reception rooms, 6 double bedrooms, kitchen, service kitchen, sunny conservatory. Detached double garage. Central village location. EPC Band E. Web Find: 61113

Guide Price £950,000

Guide Price £895,000

Okehampton 01837 659420

Guide Price £825,000

Totnes 01803 865454

2.4 Acres

Towan Cross

20 Acres

Torquay 01803 200160

2 Acres

Stoke Gabriel

Exeter

Luckett

A unique Grade I Listed Coach House forming part of an historically important building steeped in rich history, in an exclusive gated development. 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite). Private gardens & communal grounds. Double garage & parking. Web Find: 63961

Coming To The Market Soon - Former station house with indoor leisure complex and wonderful views across farmland. 3 bedrooms (2 ensuite), family bathroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, formal gardens, paddocks & outbuildings. 180 degree rural views. EPC Band D. Web Find: 46671

Near coast, a substantial country house, 2 excellent holiday cottages, useful buildings and land. 2 receptions, 5/6 bedrooms etc. (Ag Tie).Two 2-bedroom holiday cottages (new 2010). Gardens. GP building. Workshop. Loose boxes. Level land. EPC Band D. Web Find: 54591

Guide Price £725,000

Guide Price £695,000

Guide Price £685,000

Exeter 01392 255202

Launceston 01566 774999

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Crediton

219 Acres

A productive mixed farm in a beautiful part of Mid Devon with stunning views and offering agricultural and sporting appeal. Grade II Listed, south-facing farmhouse with annexe and a separate 3 bedroom barn conversion (EPC Band: E) offering further residential accommodation, all set in a private valley. Extensive range of farm buildings. Productive run of arable and grass land with fertile red sandy loam soils. Sporting and wildlife appeal with woodland and pond. Web Find: 61238 Guide Price £2,000,000

Iddesleigh

Farm Agency 01392 680059

96 Acres

Spacious, contemporary 5 bedroomed family home (AOC) with two modern farm buildings with concrete yard. Fabulous views to Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin Moor. Productive pasture suitable for grazing or mowing. For sale as a whole or in two lots: Lot 1 Farmhouse, farm buildings and 36.48 acres Guide: £675,000; Lot 2 59.68 acres of grass land Guide: £300,000. EPC Band: D. Web Find: 39736 Guide Price £975,000 (the whole)

Farm Agency 01392 680059


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16 this week’s top 10 Looking for a home with lots of rural character? Luckily the South West has some of the best barn conversions in the whole country…

Ten of the South West’s

Tithe Barn, Axbridge £595,000

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This spacious and stylish property in Somerset has five bedrooms, a huge attached workshop and garage, plus gardens and a paddock of 1.5 acres.

Agents: C J Hole, Cheddar, 01934 740055, www.cjhole.co.uk

Rhind Street Barns, Bodmin, £345,000 Five homes have been created from a courtyard of attractive barns, a short walk from the centre of Bodmin in Cornwall. This is the biggest of the five homes, with 2,000 sq ft of space, four bedrooms and a 23ft kitchen.

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Agents: Stags, Truro, 01872 264488, www.stags.co.uk

Molescombe Barn, Chillington, £1.05 million

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Renovated in a contemporary style, this barn near Kingsbridge in South Devon has four bedrooms and a full-height sitting room. It comes with a second two-storey barn, with planning permission for conversion to an annexe.

Agents: Jackson-Stops and Staff, Exeter, 01392 214222, www.jackson-stops.co.uk

Lower Essworthy Farm, Hatherleigh, £1.25m This property is being sold either whole or as up to six lots. There is a 94 acre farm plus fishing lake on offer, plus Lot 1 (£625,000) has two barns and 2.25 acres. One of the barns is a two-bed conversion, the other is unfinished. There is also an American-style stable block.

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Agents: D R Kivell and Partners, 01822 810810, www.drkivellandpartners.co.uk

The Hayloft, Curry Rivel £495,000 With four bedrooms and a breath-taking open-plan living space, this property in Langport, Somerset, has lots of style.

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Agents: Stags, Taunton, 01823 256625, www.stags.co.uk

Number 2, Rolle Barton, Otterton, £499,000 In one of East Devon’s prettiest villages, near the sea at Budleigh Salterton, this courtyard of barns was converted in the 1990s. It has an enclosed rear garden and three bedrooms.

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Agents: Bradleys, Sidmouth, 01395 442201, www.bradleys-estateagents.co.uk

6 The Hayloft, Frogmore £485,000

Number 2, Rolle Barton, Otterton has three bedrooms and an enclosed rear garden

Three miles from the soughtafter South Devon waterside town of Kingsbridge is Winslade Court, where six houses have been created from a set of traditional stone barns. This one has slate and oak floors, a lovely Shaker kitchen and four bedrooms, with a lawned garden and access to the extensive communal areas.

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Agents: Stags, Kingsbridge, 01548 853131, www.stags.co.uk

Tregrenna Barn, Altarnun, £875,000 With a 2.3 acre paddock and views over Bodmin Moor, this superb property has a five-bedroomed barn conversion and a three-bed barn conversion alongside. If you’d rather just buy the fivebedder, the price is £625,000.

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Agents: D R Kivell and Partners, 01822 810810, www.drkivellandpartners.co.uk

8 Tregrenna Barn, Altarnun, has a 2.3 acre paddock and superb views over Bodmin Moor

Avon Court, Bigbury-onSea, £435,000 This three-bedroomed home was converted from a courtyard of traditional barns in 1996. It is a short walk from the fantastic beach at Bigbury-on-Sea in South Devon, and has outstanding country views over the River Avon valley.

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Agents: Marchand Petit, Kingsbridge, 01548 857588, www.marchandpetit.co.uk

West Barn, near Sidmouth, £550,000

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This lovely barn has been a home to people instead of farm animals now for many years. You’ll find it two miles inland of the sea in pretty countryside in the hamlet of The Bowd, near Sidmouth in East Devon.

Agents: Wilkinson Grant, Exeter, 01392 875000, www.wilkinsongrant.co.uk

7 The Hayloft, Frogmore has slate and oak floors, a Shaker kitchen and four bedrooms

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5 The Hayloft, Curry Rivel has lots of style

1 Tithe Barn at Axbridge has five bedrooms, workshop and garage, plus gardens and a paddock of 1.5 acres

2 There are four bedrooms and a spacious kitchen at Rhind Street Barns, Bodmin

Avon Court, is a short walk from the beach at Bigbury-on-Sea in South Devon

4 The barns at Lower Essworthy Farm, Hatherleigh come with up to 94 acres of land

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Yealmpton

Yealmpton

Bigbury On Sea

£325,000 - £499,950 £449,950

Two luxury apartments situated in a superb position. Both offer contemporary living space and balcony’s with far reaching sea views to Bantham and Bolt Tail. Ideal as a main residence or holiday home. Waterside Homes 01548 830831

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Woodleigh

Guide £435,000

Guide £445,000

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Woodleigh

Guide £435,000

Newton Ferrers Woodleigh

Guide £279,950 £435,000

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Salcombe Woodleigh

Newton Ferrers Woodleigh

Looe Woodleigh

Country Homes 01548 857474

Guide £250,000 £435,000

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Guide £875,000

A truly charming end terraced cottage set within the Newton Ferrers Conservation Area and enjoying immediate frontage to the beautiful Yealm Estuary. Currently 2 bedrooms, 2 receptions, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and cloakroom.Wonderful garden room opening on to waterfront garden with quay. Large walled rear gardens with off road parking. EPC E.

Bigbury-on-Sea

Guide £735,000

Capturing the essence of seaside living, this tasteful waterside residence is a versatile home and is of a contemporary design providing the opportunity to acquire an elegant and spacious 5 bedroom property with distinctive features and spectacular sea views. Exceptional living/dining room with access to a large balcony, bespoke kitchen and a romantic master suite. Parking for several vehicles, garage and private gardens. EPC E.

Waterside Homes 01752 872417

Newton Ferrers

Guide £895,000

Waterside Homes 01548 830831

Beesands, Nr Kingsbridge

Guide £700,000

Newton Ferrers

Guide £650,000

Unique detached 5 bedroom residence in secluded, sunny, south-facing setting ideal as a family home or a "lock up and go" holiday retreat with excellent letting and B&B potential. JSA Knight Frank, Exeter. EPC D. Waterside Homes 01752 872417

A modern detached house together with garaging, parking, stable block and agricultural/amenity land in a desirable coastal location standing in a total of some 3.20 acres (1.30 hectares). EPC D. Waterside Homes 01548 857474

A beautifully presented 3 bed waterfront cottage set in the very heart of this highly sought after community. Parking space, south facing garden with private access to River with quay. Private rear courtyard area. The ideal holiday retreat. EPC D. Waterside Homes 01752 872417

Newton Ferrers

Newton Ferrers

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Guide £475,000

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Guide £565,000

Substantial 3 bed cottage in heart of village. Top floor living room with balcony enjoying estuary views. Studio outbuilding ideal as extra accommodation, secluded garden, garage and parking. EPC D. Waterside Homes 01752 872417

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Detached 2-3 bed house with lovely estuary views and separate garage building with storage/workshop rooms below. Needing modernisation but great potential, near centre of village. EPC E. Waterside Homes 01752 872417

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South Brent Office Office 01364 646170 01364

Totnes Office Office 01803 869920 869920 01803

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Imaginatively converted former Methodist chapel in heart of community. High quality specification & stunning finishes. 3 beds, 3 en-suite facilities, superb first floor living room & kitchen. Deck with water views. Waterside Homes 01752 872417

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Yealmpton

Yealmpton

Guide £450,000

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Kingston

£499,950

Yealmpton

Guide £350,000

Modbury

Guide £375,000

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Ermington Woodleigh

Guide £100,000 £435,000

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Modbury Woodleigh

Guide£435,000 £50,000 Guide

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Down Thomas Woodleigh

Guide £150,000 £435,000

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Malborough Woodleigh

Modbury Woodleigh

Slapton Woodleigh

Guide£435,000 £75,000 Guide

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South Brent Office 01364 646170

Guide£435,000 £50,000 Guide

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Guide Price £795,000

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Beautiful Detached Home

A period detached property located within walking distance of the highly sought after town of Bovey Tracey. Offering spacious accommodation comprising of reception hall , sitting room, large dining room, spacious family kitchen/breakfast room, utility area & study, five bedrooms; master en-suite, family bathroom & separate shower room. Viewing highly recommended. Quick find: BTS130259

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Outstanding Country Home

Aprx 0.838 of Acre Beautiful Gardens Garage & Car Port Rural Location

We are delighted to offer this outstanding country home to the market, having fantastic accommodation throughout with three bedrooms; two en-suite, open plan lounge/diner with outstanding country views, a fully fitted kitchen and separate utility room & family bathroom. In an addition to the main accommodation there is a one bedroom garden apartment.

3 Bathrooms

Quick find: BTS140002

Guide Price: £619,950

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Superb Decor Two En-Suites Sun Terrace Garden Apartment

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National Park Views Generous Grounds Double Garage Ample Parking 2 Bathrooms

Guide Price: £475,000

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Elegant New Moorland Home

An exceptional property located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. An opportunity to purchase a substantial home on a generous plot, finished to exceptional standards the accomm comp lounge, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility, 4 bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom & study. Finished to an exceptional standard offering easy access to the A38. Quick find: NCS110216

Guide Price: £675,000

4 Bedrooms

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Detached House Level Location Building Guarantee Large Plot 1 Reception

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Double Garage Beautifully Finished Sought After Area Nr Dartmoor National Park 2 Bathrooms

Substantial Villiage Farmhouse

A circa 16th century farmhouse, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor with excellent views over the Teign Valley. A Grade ll listed property with a wealth of period details & comfortable accommodation inc: Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, study, library, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom, and gardens creating spacious accommodation. Quick find: NCS130309

www.completed.co.uk DELIVERING EXCELLENCE 8 St Paul’s Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4PR newtonabbot@completed.co.uk

5 Bedrooms

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Grade II Listed Village Location Open Fireplaces Period Features

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4 Receptions

Dressing Room Oil Fired Heating Well Presented Teign Valley Views 1 Bathroom

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Chagford

Guide £325,000

Exeter

Guide £695,000

A beautifuly presented and characterful Grade II Listed cottage

A detatched house in a peaceful, leafy setting

Open plan double height sitting room/kitchen | Cloakroom | 2 Double bedrooms, both en suite | Terrace garden | Private allocated parking for two cars

Large kitchen/breakfast room | Drawing room | Dining room | Utility room | Five Bedrooms, one en suite | Store rooms | Family bathroom | Extensive gardens | Off road parking

EXE130078

EXE130103 EPC rating D

Beer

Guide £845,000

Upton Pyne

Guide £785,000

A superb Arts and Crafts house with uninterrupted sea views

A Grade II Listed house with extensive outbuildings set in approximately 3.5 acres

Reception hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Conservatory | Kitchen/breakfast room | Laundry room | Boot room | 2 Master bedrooms with balconies | 3 Further bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Entrance hall | Sitting room | Study | Conservatory | Kitchen/dining room | Music room | Cloakroom | Boot room | Four double bedrooms | Dressing room | Family bathroom | Large attached barn with protected planning permission for conversion | Large gardens | Two loose boxes and tack room | Range of two storey outbuildings | Orchard

EXE120194

EXE140037 EPC rating F

Make a day of it.

About 3.5 acres

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Colyton Grade II Listed house and cottage once owned by King George II 6 Reception rooms | 9 Bedrooms | 6 Bath/shower rooms | 2 Bedroom cottage for staff or letting | Beautiful gardens and grounds | Heated swimming pool | Private, championship-length 18 hole golf course EXE130064

Guide £2,200,000 About 51 acres

Sidmouth

Guide £575,000

Bovey Tracey

Guide £775,000

A charming and well-presented house, set in superb landscaped gardens in a desirable private location

A spactious Grade II Listed property with annexe

Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Cloakroom | 3 Double bedrooms | Small cellar | Garage

Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Games room | Kitchen/breakfast room | Utility room | Cloakroom | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom | 4 double bedrooms | Family bathroom | Wet room | Annexe | Also available with 2 additional detached cottages

EXE130229

EXE140060

About 21 acres of communal gardens

About 3.5 acres

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£335,000 Germansweek, Beaworthy

£450,000 Stratton, Bude

£389,950

Modern two reception/four bedroom detached house with a conservatory in a quiet, sunny and private setting beside a favoured village.

Charming three bedroom barn conversion with open plan kitchen/dining room/snug adjoining open countryside on the edge of ancient town of Stratton.

• Two reception rooms and study • 1.78 acre field available by separate negotiation. • Sought after location on the periphery of Lostwithiel. EPC Rating F.

• Driveway to generous parking & turning with double garage • Mature gardens with quality shrubs and ornamental trees • Oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing. EPC Rating D.

• Sitting room and conservatory • 60 ft barn and extensive gardens • Viewing highly recommended. EPC Rating D.

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Turnchapel, Plymouth

£400,000 Coads Green, Launceston

£445,000 St Ive, Callington

£400,000

Impressive fifteen room waterside residence with flexible accommodation on three levels.

A superb modern detached residence in quiet village location with extensive lawn areas and a paved patio at the rear which absorbs the fantastic outlook.

Individual three/four bedroom non estate bungalow offers quality, light and spacious accommodation with southerly aspect and views stretching to Dartmoor.

• Income potential or superb family house • Integral double garage, patio and garden areas • Stunning views over the adjacent marina. EPC Rating E.

• Substantial six bedroom versatile accommodation. • Potential to incorporate a separate annex or home office • Detached double garage and gated driveway. EPC Rating C.

• Superb kitchen/living room, sitting room, conservatory & dining room • Grounds of 1/3 acre with established gardens • Near to village amenities. EPC Rating to be confirmed.

Callington 01579 384321 callington@kivells.com

Liskeard 01579 345543 liskeard@kivells.com

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Windmill Hill, Launceston

£335,000 Tresinnick Cross, Bude

£275,000 Pancrasweek, Holsworthy

£399,950

Character four bedroom detached family home with a superb quality refitted kitchen in a convenient, sought after location.

Superbly presented with generous accommodation four bedroom family home only three miles from Widemouth Bay.

Converted three bedroom former stone water mill in a quiet rural location close to Lower and Upper Tamar Lakes, local beaches and the coastal resort of Bude.

• Triple aspect through living room and separate dining room • Family bathroom, guest shower room and study • Garage and pleasant gardens. EPC Rating D.

• Enclosed low maintenance gardens to front and side, • Drive parking and integral garage, no onward chain. • Internal inspection highly recommended. EPC Rating D.

• 0pen plan sitting/dining room with access to first floor balcony • Separate kitchen/breakfast room with views • Viewing Highly Recommended. EPC Rating F.

Launceston 01566 777777 launceston@kivells.com

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Mix of character and charm Nettleworth House in the Devon village of Silverton has just come on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years. Situated about nine miles from Exeter in a charming village, the property is Grade II listed with lots of period details. It has six bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms and three well-proportioned reception rooms as well as an exceptionally spacious hall and large family kitchen. In addition, the property has a studio annexe, called Lantern Cottage and a pair of two-storey stone barns. It is set in mature gardens with two drives and ample parking. Nettleworth House is situated next to the parish church of St Mary in the centre of Silverton, a delightful and popular village in the Exe valley to the north of Exeter. Silverton has a primary school, post office, church, three pubs and a village shop complete with butcher's counter. The property is a fine Regency village house, Grade II listed, with many good quality period features including the principal staircase, fireplaces with decorative mantelpieces, original shutters, decorative plasterwork and joinery. The house has been the family home of the vendors for 38 years. The gardens surround the house, principally at the rear leading up to the churchyard. They are gently sloping and accommodate a number of beds, which are interspersed with a number of

paved seating areas. The fertile valley soil supports a wide variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs. The garden has two entrances to the village road, one with a gravel drive with parking area at the front door. There is a separate rear drive serving the stable and Lantern Cottage and the two are linked by a cobbled pathway at the rear of the house. Behind the house and separated by the attractive cobbled pathway is the larger detached two-storey stone and cob barn. On the upper floor there is a loft with external steps up into two chambers with natural light from a window. On the ground floor there are three rooms containing the

vestiges of former uses including a cobbled floor, old copper boiler and old well. Water and electricity are connected. The second smaller stone barn, which accommodates the old stables, also has a cobbled floor, two stall divisions with a ladder up to a sound loft, electricity supply connected. At its side is a lean-to car port, which was a former cart shed. Lantern Cottage is a one-bedroom studio annexe on the ground floor at the back of the house, and was converted out of a former billiards room. Nettleworth House is on sale with Savills, Exeter (01392 455700, www.savills.co.uk) for ÂŁ975,000.


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LUSTLEIGH, DEVON

Guide Price: £950,000

A lovely home enjoying a privileged and elevated position in an area of

Elegant south facing four bedroom home, wonderful light and spacious

outstanding natural beauty with open fields and farmland to its front and

accommodation, beautiful landscaped gardens and situated in a privileged

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TORQUAY, DEVON

Guide Price: £1,000,000

A magnificent individual home of spacious proportions offering some truly stunning sea, coastline and countryside views enjoyed from both inside and out. With a southerly aspect you can benefit from the sun on one of the three external terraces, balcony or on the timber decking or large lawn area. There is approximately 5,000 square feet of accommodation providing lots of flexibility that can be adapted quite easily to satisfy individual requirements. Situated in a no through road and which is private to the residents. EPC: D

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Beautiful maintained and presented detached home sitting centrally within superb landscaped gardens with delightful views, close to 'village' shops and Cockington Country Park. The elegant 3/4 bedroom accommodation is well proportioned and has potential for the new owners to extend, creating their own individual home (Subject to relevant planning permissions). EPC: E

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Guide Price ÂŁ599,950

A unique contemporary detached house situated in the enviable position of being in a very quiet road, but within walking distance of schools, shops and parks, a matter of minutes from the A38 and the University City of Plymouth. Set in a private, gated plot this property gives you high tech living within a very comfortable family home. Open plan kitchen/dining area/lounge with folding glass doors throughout. The property brings the outside into the property. Also benefiting from 4 bedrooms, 3 with en-suites and dressing rooms, oak flooring/ staircase and many modern features. Double garage, study and parking. EPC: C.

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PENLEE POINT, PENLEE Guide Price ÂŁ600,000 In an outstanding, unique position, this converted Signal House has been beautifully developed into three sections, offering privacy, a quiet location and amazing seascape views over Plymouth Sound and beyond. With a stylish living space over two floors and three first floor bedrooms, all en-suite, the property has been upgraded to a very high standard offering a luxury lifestyle in an exquisite setting. Own garden, shared roof space and communal surrounds, with ample parking. Close to the sought after villages of Cawsand and Kingsand, this property is ideally positioned for those who love the outdoors, with walking, fishing and sailing on the doorstep. EPC: D.

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OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY 15TH MARCH FROM 11AM TO 1PM With breathtaking views, this is a rare opportunity to buy a split level bungalow which offers potential for extension and improvement. Providing spacious living with all rooms taking in the spectacular countryside views, good sized kitchen, three double bedrooms, inc. master with en-suite and dressing room. Integral double garage with parking. 3/4 acre mature garden. Workshop/stables with development potential. EPC: D.

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Paignton, Devon Guide price £385,000-£425,000

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Property auctions: a growing market?

Edgemount is an attractive dormer-windowed house 20 metres from the beach with uninterrupted views across Torbay. Built in 1927, the property has been owned by the same family since 1972 and is in a large plot with front and rear gardens. Auction: Wednesday March 12, 1pm, Newton Abbot Racecourse, call 01803 390000 or visit www.woodshomes.co.uk for details.

Liskeard, Cornwall Guide price £350,000-£375,000

This impressive 10-bedroomed building was built as the home for the Duchy of Cornwall land steward in 1912. It has more recently been used as Duchy offices and is a short walk from Liskeard town centre. Auction: April 24 at The Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin, call 01566 774999 or visit www.stags.co.uk for details.

Belstone, Dartmoor Guide price £25,000

A large auction of properties owned by South West Water includes this redundant pump house at Taw Marsh on Dartmoor. Other lots in the auction range from prime development plots to underground water storage tanks. Auction: March 25, Exeter Race Course, call 01395 223336 or visit www.bradleys-auctions.tv for details.

In the final quarter of 2013, figures from the South West saw an increase of almost 20% in residential property being offered for auction. Here at Stags, the ‘Forthcoming Auctions’ section of our website is now our second most popular page, which confirms the growing popularity of this method of buying and selling homes. I am sure there is more than one reason for this trend. Auction buyers have become more astute and better organised, carrying out lots of research, often internet-based before buying a property. In the past buyers would often tell me that they feared they would “get carried away” with the auction process and end up overpaying for a property. These days, they are more savvy, with a better understanding of a property’s true worth. This awareness of what they should pay, having taken proper advice, helps them stay within sensible financial boundaries. There has also been a rise in the number of property developers, would-be property developers, and buyers who are restoring a property to let as an investment. This process has been highlighted by popular TV programmes such as the long-running Homes Under The Hammer. While, invariably, the subjects on these television shows tend to be “happy” stories, these types of programmes do help to demystify the auction process. Another, more mundane, reason that more homes are being sold at auctions these days will be simply due to the general rise of transactions of property sales throughout the whole of the UK. Since the recession, transaction levels of all aspects of the property market have been low but are now recovering.

Lee Flay of Stags reveals why auctions are becoming increasingly popular Another strong trend is for sellers to see the auction method as an efficient way of disposing of property. Many are realising that auctions are an effective way to achieve the best market price. However, some sellers were often previously also daunted by the process and some still are. So it is important for an agent to support their clients throughout the process of selling at auction. Here at Stags we recently sold a property at auction in the village of Bradninch, near Exeter. Called Kensham House, this handsome eightbedroomed Georgian house had been flood damaged in 2012, so it was difficult to know the property’s true value and to find genuine buyers for it. The auction method enabled the vendor to find a committed buyer and to establish the correct market price. In fact, the property sold prior to auction as the vendor had received an acceptable offer, off an auction guide price of £350,000. Another advantage of auctions is that they offer a definite conclusion to the house sale process. The property market has been slow over the past few years and it has been more difficult to sell properties. Some sellers have taken the auction route to achieve a result. The relatively simple process of an auction means that the legal paperwork is produced upfront and buyers have an oppor-

tunity to carry out due diligence before they bid at auction. At the fall of the hammer the contract is binding, effectively an exchange of contracts. Completion is normally achieved within 28 days, so a property can be sold within a month. At Stags, we have always encouraged and utilised the auction method, and have a good deal of experience in this field. To potential buyers I would say it is a great way of buying the property of your dreams. Don’t forget, it is you who is in the driving seat. Just be sure to do your homework and set a price limit on your bidding. To sellers, my advice is that auctions are a great way of selling a property and achieving the market price. In the Westcountry we have seen several collective property auctions, with large numbers of properties all sold on one occasion. Some of these are very effective but I believe the larger the auction, the more danger that properties can get lost in the process and, perhaps, not achieve the best price or remain unsold. There needs to be a set marketing campaign for each individual property, with focussed online and offline advertising. I would also advise attending as many auctions as possible, to see auctioneers in action and to check out their results. Get all this right and auctions can, surprisingly often, be the answer.


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Home truths by Paula Nicholls Interior design expert There is probably a Cornish bylaw which legally prohibits me from saying this, but I like Devon. There I’ve said it, “I like Devon”. I’m out and proud. It is a particularly varied county. Its landscape changes from rugged Dartmoor and the rolling redearthed hills around Crediton where my brother has his butcher’s shop, then up to the Atlantic-battered north coast and down to the “alternative” enclaves such as Totnes in the south. all in all, Devon’s edges seem softer and its people a little less pugnacious than in my beloved Cornwall. We Cornish are out on a limb and independence, even separatism dominates. I run my own business to feed my innate taste for doing things my way. Devon is unique too, but is also maybe a bit more joined-up to the

world beyond. Also, and this is a secret so don’t tell any one, but I am a bit Devon myself. I think of myself as a Cornish girl, but I’ve got two great grandparents, from different sides, who were Devon folk, farmers and masons – well we’re all a fantastic mix of counties and countries. I’m not saying I’d go as far as putting my cream on a scone before the jam or pour milk on my pasty. I’ve seen people do that in Plymouth when I was young and had to get behind the curtain and hide from the horror. But I have accepted my Devonian side as a delightful addition to my Kernewek persona and will embrace my Devonian cousins with genuine fondness. With this in mind, once again I crossed the Tamar last weekend, this time to Plymouth, to be exact. Husband and I stayed with our friends on

the edge of Stonehouse, with its stunning Georgian streets built to provide homes for the Royal Navy’s admirals and captains. For me this is one of the best areas of Plymouth, enlivened by the redeveloped Royal William Yard and full of living history and landmarks. Sitting on a secret isthmus right next to the centre of the city, it is surrounded by the sea that creeps inland

in creeks and baby inlets. The Royal William Yard is the city’s new upmarket playground for the youthful and monied. Its life began as the victualling depot for the Royal Navy, built from 1826-1835 it housed grand residences for officers and provided for the more prosaic needs of the navy. Its buildings, once staffed by 250 men, are now home to the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whitting-

stall and other eateries that make me feel that I should enter through the back door and not risk looking at the maître d’ for fear that I will offend his eye. We popped in to visit one of our favourite customers (and one of the city’s best interiors shops) Hyde Park Interiors. Along with standard antiques, they reprint and reupholster furniture, specialising in Annie Sloan paint (pictured) and techniques. Their newly-launched Create Studio offers the chance to enhance your interior design skills. Create, based on Hyde Park Road, offers courses in sewing and textiles, furniture painting, upholstery and even courses for children, all run by knowledgeable tutors. They also run group activities and parties that can be held on their premises or in your own home. Best of all they are a jolly approachable lot with a great eye for what’s current and trending but have a solid base in technique and traditional skills. Find them at www.interiorshydepark.co.uk or call Penny or Amy on 01752 292540. Paula Nicholls runs Betty Boyns, an interiors and soft furnishings company, in her home village of Newlyn, West Cornwall. For more details call 08450 219550 or visit www.bettyboyns.co.uk

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Brithem Bottom - £535,000

Ashill - OIRO £600,000

With 1 double bedroom annexe with lounge, shower room, kitchen. Spacious main accommodation. 4 bedrooms. 2 reception rooms. Office. Large mature garden, carport, ample parking. Quick M5/rail access. EPC rating : C

A quite unique, detached rural property lying in c.1.75 acres, with fine views. Beautifully presented, sympathetic/contemporary. 4 beds, en suite. 2 receptions. Kitchen. Study/bed 4. Outbuildings. EPC rating : D

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A stunning barn conversion, attractive architectural features. 4 bedrooms, 2 en suites & dressing room. Two receptions. Study. Farmhouse Kitchen. Large garden, small paddock/ orchard. EPC rating: C

A superb detached four bedroom property sitting in just under half an acre of level gardens, presented in immaculate order situated on the edge of the lovely Exmoor village of Withypool. EPC rating: D

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Set in a secluded tranquil country location within 5.26 acres of gardens & paddocks with the river running through the gardens, an attractive 3 bedroom former Mill House with 2 character holiday cottages in the grounds, stabling and country views. EPC rating: F

A spacious four bedroom modern family home set above the trout fishing lakes at Exebridge, on the outskirts of Dulverton. Benefitting from ample parking,double garage, workshop and stream bordered gardens. EPC rating: D

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34 Looking for a holiday home? Top choices from Helen Hayes of Helpful Holidays Slapton, South Devon £495,000

Watergate Cottage is a contemporary-style barn conversion, full of light with big glass folding doors to the garden. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a level walk to Slapton Ley and Slapton Sands beach, it would make a stylish holiday home. I would expect a net income of around £16,250, based on 30 weeks’ lettings per year. Agents: Charles Head, Kingsbridge, 01548 852352 www.charleshead.co.uk

Tuckenhay, South Devon £325,000

Grace Cottage is a smart, stylish, semi-detached Victorian property, retaining lots of original features. The cottage has been updated and could be a spacious and comfortable holiday home, close to Totnes and Sharpham Vineyard. There is plenty to do in the area, making it an appealing holiday destination. I’d expect a net income of £14,500 based on 30 weeks’ letting per annum. Agents: Agents: Stags, Totnes, 01803 865454 www.stags.co.uk

Newton Ferrers, South Devon £279,950

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The key to letting Sarah Stark reveals the importance of interior design when a holiday home is intended for the letting market The Westcountry is blessed with wonderful countryside, a temperate climate and a beautiful, varied coastline with great beaches. Historically, it has always attracted visitors and is, unsurprisingly, still one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. These days the region also plays host to an enorwmous number of second-home owners. Second homes tend to fall into two categories – those that are kept for the exclusive use of family and friends and those that are let out to provide an income. Of course, there are some that fall into both camps. Either way, these homes are a big investment so getting the interior right is important. Generally, second-home owners are wanting a “home from home” that is welcoming and comfortable all year; somewhere to unwind, relax and have fun. When it comes to designing the interior of a holiday home that is going to be used only by family and friends, the sky is the limit and you can design the interior however you want. On the other hand, if the property is going to be let successfully, there are other parties to consider: the letting agency, the changeover team and of course the paying visitors themselves. Furnishings have got to be practical, comfortable and attractive as well as complying with safety regulations. Neutral-coloured sofas and carpets in dirt-resistant shades are a good idea but you can have fun with accessories, throws, cushions and rugs to add colour and character. It is always tempting to cover walls with pictures and photographs. However, art is very much in the eye of the beholder. What you like, another person may positively dislike. It may be wiser to play safe and decorate the walls with fun or practical objects. An ordnance survey map of the area covers a lot of wall and is extremely useful, especially for guests who are new to the area. A large statement clock, mirrors, a barometer, a pin board or black board and attractive key racks are also good ideas.

‘Floating’ shelves too are good for covering wall space and can be used to display things such as model boats, a small selection of good books, reference books relevant to the area and some classic DVDs for those rainy days When it comes to choosing crockery and glasses, as tempting as it may be to let your heart rule your choice, it is important to remember that things will get broken and will need to be replaced. Choose plain, robust items that are not top of the range. Pick a popular make with easily-available replacements, too, and buy some spares in advance. A lockable space in your property is vital, especially if it is going to be used by family, friends and paying visitors.

Kitting out a holiday home can be extremely time-consuming This needs to be large enough to store things like your family life jackets, beach kit such as mats and wetsuits, and other precious items, together with spare loo rolls, crockery and glasses. There is nothing worse than finding a cracked glass at the back of a cupboard at the end of changeover day, with guests arriving imminently, and no replacement close to hand. The whole process of kitting out a holiday home can be extremely timeconsuming, especially for those owners who have a lengthy commute to the property or live overseas. Paying for the advice and services of a

local, experienced interior designer will more often than not prove invaluable. One holiday home owner, Sara Alford, who runs Silverton Park Farm in East Devon, says she used a design company called Dupere Design. Based in Modbury, South Devon, Dupere Design covers all of Devon and Cornwall and some of its work in Westcountry holiday homes is pictured here. “They were a good source of inspiration and knowledge,“ Sara says. “They sourced and designed a range of blinds, curtains and complementary soft furnishings for our three renovated holiday cottages. “All the windows required an individual approach and style and the company came up with practical and attractive window dressing solu-

This delightful little cottage called Frog-I-More has previously been let as a holiday home. This is a great area for walking and discovering the coast. I’d expect it to earn £10,500, net of agency fees, based on 30 weeks’ letting a year. Agents: Luscombe Maye, Newton Ferrers 01752 872417 www.luscombemaye.co.uk For more advice on buying holiday let property, call 01647 434071 or visit www.helpfulholidays.co.uk

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Ask the experts Your holiday let questions answered Q. My holiday cottage is in a small village on Dartmoor. I was wondering whether it is likely to be booked very much in the winter or should I consider trying to secure a sixmonth winter let until April? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FTR, Okehampton Melanie Cassidy, property manager for Helpful Holidays, says: We find that Dartmoor is a popular location year-round and a good proportion of the properties we let there achieve 40 or more bookings a year. Most bookers choose Dartmoor for the walking opportunities which they seek all year, even in the most bracing of weather. Aim to make your cottage warm and welcoming by, for example, providing a woodburning stove or open fire, as well as a cosy living space and bedrooms. Ideally, you should provide a utility room or, at least, an area suitable for drying soggy coats and boots. This will all help to appeal to the year-round market. Many visitors to Dartmoor like to holiday with their pets, so a property that is suitable for fourlegged friends (enclosed garden area, practical easy-clean flooring such as slate or tiles) is likely to achieve the best level of bookings for you. Over the past five years 31% of our holidaymakers visiting Dartmoor brought their dogs along with them.

Holiday homes need practical but stylish interiors, with robust kitchen equipment tions. Our holiday cottages are now three years old and we continue to receive great compliments on the quality of the fittings.â&#x20AC;? Another owner whose house has been furnished by Dupere Design is Sarah Hawkins from Rowden Court near Noss Mayo in South Devon. Sarah says that some recent guests who stayed over Christmas left a message describing her property as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderfully-designed houseâ&#x20AC;?. Among their comments, they asked where they could source various items in the house, including: â&#x20AC;&#x153;the beautiful anglepoise brass and wooden lamp in the sitting roomâ&#x20AC;? as well as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the two overhead lights in the twin room which cast a lovely pattern over the wallâ&#x20AC;?. Praise indeed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which all goes to show the importance of design when it comes to preparing your property for the letting market. For more information visit www.duperedesign.com or call 01548 831693.

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Q. I am thinking of upgrading our rural holiday let by installing a hot tub. Are they popular and do you think this would be a good investment? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RPM, Sidmouth A. Gill Nicholls, property manager for Helpful Holidays, says: Many holidaymakers love hot tubs, particularly when positioned to take advantage of a stunning view. They attract bookings, both for romantic little cottages for couples and larger houses for families and groups of friends. There is a huge range of hot tubs available, varying from a few

hundred pounds to several thousand, with equally variable running costs. An outdoor installation will have higher running costs than an indoor one but does have more appeal, especially if surrounded by beautiful scenery. When purchasing, be very aware of the kWh use which will give an indication of running costs (expect ÂŁ20-ÂŁ80 per month, depending on size). Many hot-tub companies offer a maintenance service which can cost around ÂŁ250 to ÂŁ300 per annum. Rigorous maintenance is essential from a health and safety point of view and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to check that your public liability and building/ contents insurance is adequate. But a hot tub will give your holiday home the edge over similar properties, which means more bookings and greater income.

Q. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m moving in with my boyfriend and we are thinking of renting out my apartment as a holiday let, as it is near some good surfing beaches. Do I need to still pay the council tax on it? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LEM, Bude A. Gaby Wakley, property manager for Helpful Holidays, says: If you intend to let your property out for more than 140 days (which is a requirement of Furnished Holiday Letting Status) then you will be liable for payment of business rates levied by your local authority, rather than council tax. Business rates are calculated on the rateable value of the property and there will be more information on your local authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Some local authorities also provide 100% relief on business rates for properties with a rateable value of ÂŁ6,000 or less (doubled from the usual rate of 50%). It would be a good idea to consult an accountant on this, who will know your individual financial circumstances. If you have a question for our holiday home experts, please send it via email to: wmnproperty@ westernmorningnews.co.uk

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Buy into five-star resort A new five-star coastal resort in Cornwall, one of the biggest developments of its kind in the UK, has gone live. Costing more than ÂŁ16 million to build, this 20-acre scheme in Carbis Bay combines the freedom of self-catering with the standards and service of a destination hotel. The resort will have 120 holiday homes centred round a leisure building that includes indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, restaurant and bar. Called Una St Ives, properties are available to buy off plan, with Phase One set to be complete in August 2014. A guaranteed return of 6% net per annum for two years, against the purchase price, is being offered. This, coupled with the draw of St Ives and its exciting blend of picture-perfect beaches, leading restaurants and a worldfamous art scene, makes Una St Ives an enticing proposition. Priced between ÂŁ160,000 and ÂŁ450,000, the properties at Una St Ives come with highlyexperienced on-site management, handling everything from marketing and promotion to bookings and housekeeping. Una St Ives is being marketed by Chartsedge,

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Ashwater (Holsworthy Office)

£525,000

Upton (Bude Office)

£435,000

Nr Helstone (Wadebridge Office)

£350,000

High degree of privacy, a 2 reception room, 3 bedroom (e-s master), detached bungalow, 1 bedroom holiday cottage, & 2 large o/b's (+ pp for stables). The whole extends to approx 16 acres. Option to purchase just the bung & some 9.5 acres as an alternative. EPC = D 01409 254238

A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a substantial 5 Bedroom detached dormer bungalow enjoying a spectacular location, with outstanding uninterrupted sea views over Widemouth Bay and beyond to Trevose Head. The residence offers comfortable and versatile accommodation throughout complemented by double glazed windows and gas fired central heating. Extensive gardens surround the property, entrance driveway providing ample off road vehicle parking . Double garage. 01288 355066

A charming 3 bedroom cottage offering a wealth of character features throughout. Mature gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1.5 acres in all and a useful range of outbuildings and stables. 01208 814055

Derril, Nr Pyworthy (Holsworthy Office)

£348,000

Clawton (Holsworthy Office)

£439,950

Stamford Hill (Bude Office)

£450,000

Stratoon (Bude Office)

£559,950

Tintagel (Wadebridge Office)

£375,000

Victoria Park, Wadebridge (Wadebridge Office)

£395,000

A captivating & beautifully appointed 3 reception room + conservatory, 4 bedroom (e-s master), det family home set in about 0.25 acres with landscaped gardens, plenty of parking, & a det double garage. EPC=C 01409 254238

In arguably the most sought after location enjoying a most impressive elevated position with panoramic views stretching across Bude to the coastline and sea beyond. This immaculate bungalow offers extremely comfortable and spacious accommodation with 3 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms. The living room is position in the heart of the dwelling with a unique curved wall with glazed French doors and windows enjoying breathtaking views. There are generous size gardens, extensive driveway and garage with electronically operated door. 01288 355066

A modern and contemporary 4 bedroom, 3 reception room detached residence occupying a quiet and highly sought after location within walking distance to local amenities. Benefitting from well planned accommodation with double glazed windows complemented by oil fired central heating and solar panels for the hot water. Entrance driveway and generous size rear garden. EPC 'B' 01208 814055

This 11 acre property has 4 reception rm, 3 bedrooms, d/g, o/f c/h, det farmhouse with adj barn (conversion potential subject to planning), useful o/b's including an office/studio, 10 acre field with fringe of oak trees, & plenty of parking. No Chain. EPC=D 01409 254238

A superbly appointed detached 4 bedroom (3 en suite) family home enjoying a pleasant elevated position with far reaching views and standing in its own extensive grounds with sweeping entrance driveway and well maintained gardens. 01288 355066

A spacious 4 bedroom (1 ensuite) detached home occupying a quiet cul de sac location with a sought after residential area. Offering comfortable living accommodation with 3 reception rooms and oil fired central heating complemented by UPVC double glazed windows throughout. Extensive vehicle parking, double garage and enclosed gardens. EPC - D 01208 814055

Bond Oxborough Phillips. The key to selling your home BUDE OffICE . 01288 355066 bude@bopproperty.com

HOLSWORTHY OFFICE. 01409 254238 holsworthy@bopproperty.com

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42 property focus Planning for later life? Launceston, Cornwall £120,000

This two-bedroomed apartment is in Manaton Court, a managed property for the over-55s with a lift, within a short level walk of Launceston town centre. It has two bedrooms and a balcony. Agents: Kivells, Launceston, 01566 777777, www.kivells.com

Okehampton, West Devon £150,000

Why we won’t be Almshouses may seem rather a quaint idea these days, more like something out of a Victorian novel than a solution to 21st century housing issues. Indeed, the Almshouse Association records that almshouses have existed for more than 1,000 years. But even today, some 30,000 almshouses dwellings provide accommodation across the UK. Almshouses have been a feature of life in the city of Exeter since at least the 12th century. Some of them are still in existence today, with charming and distinctive architecture. Exeter Municipal Charities is an organisation that was founded more than 900 years ago to provide housing assistance to those in need. The almshouses that it manages are scattered across the Exeter area, many of them in beautiful historic buildings. A new project of the charity has been to build 12 modern almshouses for Exeter in Culverland Road. A local architect, Russ Palmer, designed the new buildings. “They were built on the site of 12 almshouses built in the 1930s, which were cramped, with inadequate access and poor sound insulation,” says Russ. “Our new designs have large bay

Almshouses in Exeter are moving into the 21st century as Bracken Jelier discovers windows, good views and light and high levels of insulation. These new almshouses are the future – practical and attractive too.” Built over three floors and with two lifts, each of the new two-bedroomed units is more spacious than the previous homes. They have an attractive garden with shrubs and flowers to attract birds and butterflies. The almshouses are adapted for disabled access and incorporate energy-saving features such as underfloor heating and air-source heat pumps. The Exeter Municipal Charities is run by trustees, one of whom is the Lord Mayor of the city. Other trustees are recruited locally and give their services free on behalf of the community. The new buildings saw the

charity invest £3 million, with the help of a £1.2 million grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and £1.7 million of transitional finance from a private bank. Residents do not pay rent but are responsible for their own heating and lighting bills and council tax, plus a charge for the maintenance of the dwellings and gardens. To live here, you have to be over 55 and live within a ten-mile radius of Exeter Guildhall, although people with Exeter connections can also apply. Their popularity just goes to show that the need for almshouses is as real today as it has ever been. For more information, visit www.exetermunicipalcharities.org.uk or call 01392 201550

The former show apartment in River’s Edge Court is available fullyfurnished if required. It is on the ground floor, with a small private patio and shared grounds in this managed development for over 55s. There is a guest suite and laundry room on site, too. Agents: Stags, Okehampton, 01837 659420, www.stags.co.uk

Honiton, East Devon £119,950 The 1930s almhouses in Culverland Road, Exeter, above and below, were demolished to make room for the new almshouses, pictured left, which have just opened for residents aged 55 and over

900-year-old tradition going strong today

Number 24 Fairfield Gardens is a terraced two-bedroomed house in a development for the over-55s. It is a short walk from the town centre of Honiton, and near the train station too. It has communal gardens and a large light conservatory, as well as 21ft living room. Agents: Bradleys, Honiton, 01404 46555, www.bradleys.co.uk

Exeter’s original almshouses were founded by local aristocrats and rich merchants. Those still in existence on Magdalen Road and New North Road are among the city’s more attractive historical buildings. One wealthy benefactor, William Hurst, provided accommodation for Exeter people in the 16th century. Hurst was Mayor of Exeter five times between 1524 and 1561 and was elected Member of Parliament for the city three times. Following his death, he bequeathed his almshouses and land to the Chamber of Exeter. Over the centuries, almshouses funded by his legacy were built and

re-built, and land was rented to provide almspeople with money. Some properties were auctioned off and in 1936 proceeds from some of the sales allowed 12 almshouses to be built in Exeter’s Culverland Road. These have now been demolished and replaced with the new modern almshouses, pictured above.


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Almshouses are a venerable tradition in the city of Exeter. This almshouse window, above, carries the date 1588, while the plaque below marks the refurbishment of another almshouse in 1863

Some of Exeter’s almshouses date back many centuries, such as these, pictured above

Life is good for the residents of Exeter’s newest almshouse

“I’ve been in Exeter for all my 86 years. I lived in the 1930s almshouses here before they were replaced. I like the space in the new buildings, and the central heating is brilliant. I enjoy the view because I can watch the sun rise and set from my living room.” – Leslie Ford

“I have lived in Exeter for 12 years, before that I lived in St Dennis, Cornwall. I used to live in a very old building with bad heating and high ceilings. These flats are perfect for us oldies, I’ve already had the neighbours round for a cup of tea to get to know them.” – Phyllis Easey

“I have lived in Exeter for 64 years, now I am here with my husband Michael. When we saw the old buildings being demolished we wrote in to be considered for the new properties. We are very glad to have got a place. If anything ever happened to one of us, Michael and I know the other would be safe and secure here.” – Gloria Bennett

“I’m allowed to have my dog Max here, which is very important to me as he is a rescue dog and I love him so much. I haven’t had my own place since 2008 and had been staying with friends and family, so I’m over the moon to have my own home. It’s beautiful, like heaven to me.” – Irene Wright

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4 bed det. residence in beautiful, secluded, mature grounds of approx 2 acres in wooded countryside above the River Teign. Approximately 9 miles from Exeter and in the Dartmoor National Park. Beds, Living Room, Kitchen, Shower Room, Large loft area for poss. conversion (STP), Double Garage, Landscaped and naturalised grounds. EPC F. Ref: DRC00082. Contact Chagford Office: 01647 432277.

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A well established equestrian smallholding with modern stables, south west facing paddocks, spring water supply, good road access and generous parking space. Ref: DRC00076. Contact Chagford Office: 01647 432277.

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Little Westcott farmland and buildings - Westcott, Rockbeare, Nr Exeter 93.57 acres in 6 lots. For sale by informal tender. Closing date Wednesday 26th March 2014 Tel: Rendells Ashburton 01364 654670 or Chagford 01647 432277.

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THROWLEIGH ÂŁ850 A very high specification newly constructed detached cottage style property situated on the fringe of the village of Throwleigh and benefitting from double glazing, oil fired central heating, contemporary fittings, enclosed garden and double carport. No DSS/Smokers. Available Now. EPC - C. Ref: DRN00171.

CHAGFORD ÂŁ795 Situated in the centre of the popular town of Chagford this 2 bedroom character cottage offers excellent accommodation and benefits from gas fired central heating and double glazing. No DSS/Smokers/Pets Available Late February/early March 2014. EPC - F. Ref: DRN1232.

BROADHEMPSTON ÂŁ875 Located in the centre of the popular village of Broadhempston this 3 double bedroom property offers well presented accommodation with ensuite bathroom, central heating, double glazing, conservatory, double garage and private enclosed rear garden. EPC - E. Ref: DRN00086.

CHUDLEIGH ÂŁ1,200 Spacious 4 bedroomed linked cottage situated on the idyllic country estate of Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh. The property benefits from Oil fired central heating, woodburner, uPVC double glazing, large garden, garage, additional parking for 2 cars and extensive country views. EPC - E. Ref: DRN1016.

EAST OGWELL ÂŁ875 Situated in a cul de sac in this popular village location, a well presented detached bungalow with 3 good sized bedrooms, front & rear gardens, garage & parking, double glazing & gas central heating. No Smokers/No DSS/Pet by negotiation. Available Early/Mid March 2014. EPC - E. Ref: DRN00205.

KINGSKERSWELL ÂŁ775 A very spacious individually designed 2 double bedroom detached bungalow situated with easy access to the A380, Newton Abbot and Torbay and benefitting from double glazing, n.s.h and garage. No Smokers/DSS/Pets Available end of February. EPC - E. Ref: DRN1369.

ABBOTSKERSWELL ÂŁ795 A very well presented 2 double bedroom semi detached barn conversion situated close to the centre of this popular village and benefitting from gas fired central heating, double glazing, two bathrooms, garden, garage and parking. No DSS/Smokers/Small dog by Negotiation Available now. EPC - D. Ref: DRN0279.

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Bradworthy AUCTION (unless sold prior) 25th March, Holsworthy 2.30pm at The Old Inn, St Breward, Bodmin. • Non traditional construction three bedroom bungalow sitting in 0.44 acres. Development potential subject to planning. Far reaching views over surrounding countryside.

Guide £150,000 Holsworthy 01409 259547 farms@kivells.com

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Guide £66,000 • An attractive and productive block of land extending to just under 10.25 Holsworthy acres. Gently sloping permanent 01409 259547 pasture in two enclosures. Accessible mark.bromell@kivells.com location with road frontage.

St Tudy Bodmin

AUCTION, unless sold prior, 6pm on 24 April 2014 at The White Hart Hotel, Holsworthy.

Shebbear OPEN HOUSE Saturday 8th March between Holsworthy 10am-12 noon. Three bedroom modern house.

£145,000 Guide • Opportunity to acquire an original timber bungalow in excellent condition. Far Holsworthy reaching views. Garage, workshop, gardens 01409 253888 and parking. Potential for accommodation holsworthy@kivells.com in attic rooms. EPC Rating F.

Totnes

• Open plan sitting/dining room, separate kitchen, gas fired central heating, uPVC double glazing, front and rear gardens, single garage. Priced attractively to sell. EPC Rating D.

Stratton Bude £160,000 Bude 01288 359999 bude@kivells.com

3/4 bedroom Grade ll listed property with river views, garden and parking. Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, 2 en suite shower rooms/WC, family bathroom, 2nd kitchen. Garden. Furnished. Available early April. EPC Band E. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 32919 £1,750 pcm Totnes 01803 866130

Modbury

A spacious detached home on the fringes of the town. Drawing room, dining room, kitchen, study, conservatory, 4 bedrooms, 2 en suites. Gardens, double garage & parking. Unfurnished. EPC Band D. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 64731 £1,600 pcm Kingsbridge 01548 855515

Yalberton

A 3/4 bedroom barn conversion in a semi rural but convenient location. Cloakroom, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 en suites. Garage & parking. G.F.C.H. Unfurnished. Available now. EPC Band C. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 56888 £1,250 pcm Totnes 01803 866130

Detached farmhouse set in accessible rural location. Kitchen/ breakfast room, living room/diner, utility, study, dairy, 5 bedrooms. Gardens, patio & parking. O.F.C.H. Pet considered. Available April. EPC Band F. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 56078 £1,200 pcm Launceston 01566 771800

Colliton

Exeter

Tiverton

Northlew

A detached 4 bedroom character house in a rural location. Large sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 2 bathrooms. Detached office, gardens & ample parking. O.F.C.H. Available March. EPC Band E. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 56743 £1,150 pcm Honiton 01404 42553

A modern four bedroom town house. Cloakroom WC, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, 4 bedrooms, master en suite & bathroom. Parking, garage & garden. G.F.C.H. Available now. EPC Band B. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 53836 £1,100 pcm Exeter 01392 671598

A well appointed, spacious four bedroom chalet bungalow. Kitchen/dining room, utility, sitting room, bathroom, en suite & dressing room. Parking, garden & garage. G.F.C.H. Available immediately. EPC Band D. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 64439 £950 pcm Tiverton 01884 232872

South Petherwin

A newly refurbished cottage with garden, internal viewing highly recommended. Porch, hallway, kitchen, lounge/diner, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Garden. New electric heating system. EPC Band F. Available now. Tenant fees apply. Web Find: 64362 £550 pcm Okehampton 01837 659430


48 WMN-E01-S6

East Down

4.5 Acres

A detached 6 bedroom period farmhouse offering potential for dual occupation or home/income use and detached 4 bedroom unrestricted period cottage all in tranquil and timeless surroundings. Range of period buildings. Lovely views. EPC Bands G and E. Web Find: 63304 Guide Excess £999,000

Barnstaple 01271 322833

Taw Valley

31 Acres

Privately set within its own land, a beautifully presented farmhouse with a good range of buildings. Kitchen/breakfast room, 2/3 receptions, utility, 4 double bedrooms and bathroom. Barn with PP for annexe and further adaptable outbuilding. EPC Band E. Web Find: 49154 Guide Price £850,000

South Molton 01769 572263

Ashprington

Trecrogo

A superb and extremely well presented detached family home in this sought after village. Panoramic views, large sitting room, spacious dining room, sun room, study/bed 5, well designed luxury kitchen, 4 beds, master en suite, family bathroom, family shower room, detached double garage, garden. EPC Band D. Web Find: 64636

Impeccably presented country residence in a wonderful position with remarkable views and well proportioned accommodation. 4 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, shower room, 3 reception rooms, conservatory/garden room, gardens with ponds, attached garage/workshop. EPC Band E. Web Find: 55398

Guide Price £565,000

Totnes 01803 865454

Guide Price £525,000

1.3 Acres

Launceston 01566 774999

Exford

11 Acres

A substantial farmhouse with lovely views in a tranquil rural location with land and outbuildings. 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garages, extensive outbuildings, 11 acres of garden and paddocks, stream and pond. EPC Band E. Web Find: 55674 Guide Price £600,000

Dulverton 01398 323174

Beeson An attractive former farmhouse with walled gardens. Less than a mile from the sea. Sitting room, kitchen, dining room, study, utility room, 4 bedrooms, (1 en suite), gardens, parking, garage, vacant possession. EPC Band F. Web Find: 51045 Guide Price £499,950

Kingsbridge 01548 853131

Throwleigh

Manaccan

Nomansland

A detached unlisted period cottage in a secluded part of this sought after Dartmoor village. 2 reception rooms, kitchen, walk-in pantry, utility/boot room, cloakroom, dual aspect master bedroom with splendid views, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom. Large gardens. Garage. Views. EPC Band G. Web Find: 60852

A spacious dormer residence amidst mature gardens on a no through lane close to the village centre. Light and airy sitting room/dining room, conservatory, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms (1 en suite cloakroom). Bath & shower rooms. Garage & utility. Garden. EPC Band D. Web Find: 62492

An individual and well presented detached property with lovely gardens and paddock. Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, master en suite, family bathroom, utility and cloakroom. Established gardens and paddock. Oil fired heating and double glazing. EPC Band E. Web Find: 62618

Guide Price £475,000

Exeter 01392 255202

Guide Price £395,000

Truro 01872 264488

Guide Price £365,000

Tiverton 01884 235705


Westcountry Homes 1 March